Enhancing vaccine confidence across ethnic minority communities
A co-produced research study that combines research, evidence and lived experience to understand and improve vaccine uptake in ethnic minority communities
Do you want to learn more about the factors that influence vaccine uptake and the strategies that can improve vaccine confidence?
Using trusted messengers to encourage vaccine uptake may be a useful strategy to increase uptake in communities with low vaccination rates.
A lack of trust in the organisations and individuals encouraging vaccine uptake impacts vaccine uptake across many ethnic minority communities.
People are less likely to accept the offer of vaccination if little culturally and linguistically appropriate information is available to them, especially when their concerns are not covered.
Below are some of the highlights of the report:
The Collaboration for Change represents two UK universities, nine community organisations and two small and medium size enterprises, who, in a collective effort, have conducted research on how to improve vaccine uptake among ethnic minority groups.
Uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine varies widely across communities, and the collaboration have been working to help identify the reasons behind these variations, with the aim to ultimately increase vaccine uptake. The methodology included two rapid literature reviews followed by a series of decision making frameworks to bring in the ‘true to life’ perspectives from community organisations.
A summary report is now available which highlights the critical factors that impact vaccine uptake, and provides recommendations on how to increase uptake across ethnic minority groups.
Press and Media Enquiries
Please use the contact details below to get in touch with our team if you’re a journalist with an enquiry or interview request.
Davine Forde, Associate, Manchester BME Network CIC,
Caribbean & African Health Network in Greater Manchester
Charles Kwaku-Odoi, Chief Officer (CAHN),
Rotherham Ethnic Communities Network (Yorkshire)
Azizzum Akhtar, Chief Executive
South Asian Health Action
Kirit Mistry, Chairman and Founder
Social Action for Health
Ceri Durham, Interim CEO, Social Action for Health
Ipswich and Suffolk Council
for Racial Equality
Phanuel Mutumburi, Business and Operations Director
Susan Cueva, Trustee
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REACH Community Health
Project (SCIO) (Glasgow)
Shabir Banday, Director